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Global Seed Conference on Green Development of Seed Industries

October 27, 2021

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced the Global Conference on Green Development of Seed Industries which will be held on November 4-5, 2021 via Zoom.

The conference is designed to provide a neutral forum for its members, partners, industry and opinion leaders, and other stakeholders to engage in focused dialogues on how best to make quality seeds of preferred productive, nutritious and resilient crop varieties available to farmers. The event will generate evidence for actions towards the realization of the goals of FAO's Strategic Framework 2022-31 and contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDGs 2 and 1.

The objectives of the conference include:

  • increase awareness of the contributions of the seed industry to green innovation of plant production;
  • promote cooperation between sectors, especially for public-private partnerships;
  • foster priority setting and the targeted mobilization and pooling of scientific, technical and financial resources for strengthened seed systems; and
  • debate evidence and share updated knowledge about green development of the seed industries.
Visit the conference website for more information.

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